Canadian Strategic and Program Planning Committee

Acts as the strategic planning body for the Foundation’s Canadian Growth Initiative, providing guidance and direction in the analysis/assessment of membership and services for Canadian Sector growth, in order to enhance the Foundation’s presence in Canada.



Mike F. Neheli
Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd.
21 Four Seasons Place
Suite 500
Toronto, ON M9B 0A5
Phone: (416) 234-3528
Fax: (416) 234-2058

BirdSusan Bird, CEBS*
The McAteer Group of Companies
45 McIntosh Drive
Markham, ON L3R 8C7
Phone: (905) 946-8655, ext. 244
Fax: (905) 946-2535
​​John F. Blair*
Director Labour Relations
Ontario Masonry Contractors' Association 
360 Superior Boulevard
Mississauga, ON L5T 2N7
Phone: (905) 564-6622
Fax: (905) 564-5744

David N. Harvey
Chief Executive Officer
BPA Financial Group
90 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C3
Phone: (905) 275-6466
Fax: (905) 275-6461 

Peter C. Hayes
Principal and Consulting Actuary (Retired)
Eckler Ltd.

135 Wimbledon Road

Bedford, NS B4A 3X8


Stephen D. (Step) Johnson
INTEGRA Capital Limited
2020 Winston Park Drive
Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6H 6X7
Phone: (905) 829-7286
Fax: (905) 829-2726

​Paul Meinema
National President-United Food and Commerical Workers

  (UFCW) Canada

Executive Vice President-United Food and Commerical

  Workers (UFCW) International
61 International Boulevard
Suite 300
Toronto, ON M9W 6K4
Phone: (416) 675-1104
Fax: (416) 675-6483


Peter O’Hara
Director Account Management/Consultant
The PBAS Group (Prudent Benefits Administration Services, Inc.)
61 International Boulevard
Suite 110
Toronto, ON M9W 6K4
Phone: (416) 674-2407, ext. 226
Fax: (416) 674-1525

RedaSam Reda
Chairman and Co-Founder
100 Avenue Des Sommets
Apartment 1901
Ile-Des-Soeurs, QC H3E 1Z8
Phone: (514) 865-3751

Bob Romphf*
506-1 Evergreen Place
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0E9
Phone: (204) 793-6160 


Joan S. Tanaka*
Prudent Benefits Administration Services, Inc.
61 International Boulevard
Suite 110
Toronto, ON M9W 6K4
Phone: (416) 674-8612, ext. 241
Fax: (416) 674-8018


Kirby Watson***
Chief Operating Officer
Coughlin & Associates Ltd.
1403 Kenaston Boulevard 
Suite 1391
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5
Phone: (204) 942-4438, ext. 3223
Fax: (204) 943-5998

* Member, Board of Directors
*** Member, Executive Committee